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Industrial / Legal Officer

United Firefighters Union of Australia - Victorian Branch
  • Industrial/Legal Officer (Melbourne)
  • Location: Melbourne
  • Salary available upon application

About the United Firefighters Union of Australia – Victorian Branch

The United Firefighters Union of Australia is a registered federal union of career firefighters and other fire service personnel. The Victorian Branch of the United Firefighters Union of Australia represents career firefighters, emergency call centre employees and fire agency corporate, administration, hospitality, technical and mechanical employees across Fire Rescue Victoria, Country Fire Authority & more.

About the Role

This is an exciting opportunity for someone with a law degree to gain experience in both industrial and employment law. We are looking for a self-motivated candidate who is keen to develop their legal skills and is capable of working quickly and efficiently.

Key responsibilities & functions:

  • Provision of workplace advice, support and advocacy for UFU members
  • Knowledge and ability to interpret relevant industrial instruments
  • Build and maintain effective working relations with elected Union Officials, Delegates and members
  • Providing support for workplace campaigns
  • Help to develop submissions for Parliamentary Inquiries, Senate Inquiries, Coronial Inquests, etc.
  • Help to brief senior & junior counsel in industrial and legal matters
  • Given the urgent nature of emergency services members’ work, understand the requirement to provide services to UFU members in accordance with UFU’s obligations under the applicable enterprise agreements expeditiously.

About you:

To be successful in the role, you must possess the following essential attributes:

  • Evidence of a commitment to union values
  • Evidence of an interest in industrial relations
  • A demonstrated ability to work autonomously as well as in a team
  • Well-developed written and verbal communications, interpersonal and time management skills
  • A current Driver’s Licence
  • Tertiary degree in Law (preferred but not mandatory)

Conditions of Employment

An attractive salary package will be negotiated with the successful applicant based on skills and experience. A professional development pathway will be developed for the individual needs of the successful applicant.

The union is an equal opportunity employer.

How to apply for this job

If you feel this is the right role for you, please click Apply Now and follow the prompts.

Please note: Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. Thank you in advance for your time.

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